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Author Jakovljevi, Branislav, author.

Title Alienation effects : performance and self-management in Yugoslavia, 1945-91 / Branislav Jakovljevi.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Theater: Theory/Text/Performance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Bodywriting: Performance State -- Syntactical Performances: Beyond the Performance Principle -- Disalienation Defects: A Federation of Interests -- Afterword.
Note Print version record.
Summary Exciting new scholarship has been emerging as performance studies scholars begin to turn their attention to the performance of politics, nationhood, and jurisprudence. Branislav Jakovljevic's project on the history and eventual demise of the former Yugoslavia demonstrates how fruitful this approach can be. Jakovljevic considers the concept of theatricality as central to understanding the events that took place in Yugoslavia. He examines the country's trials, state ceremonies and festivals, army maneuvers, propaganda, and pop culture as "rehearsals and temporary enactments of an ideologically formulated future." His first chapter reveals the surrealist, avant-garde origins of key members of the Yugoslav bureaucracy after WWII, suggesting that those connections helped the culture of socialist Yugoslavia become a performance-centered culture. Continuing to explore the relationship between the political avant-garde and the artistic avant-garde, he looks at the spectacle of student demonstrations in Belgrade in 1968, and, in their aftermath, the rise of performance art in the country. The third chapter (included here) zeros in on the various political performances of Slobodan Milosevic, including his courtroom testimony at the ICTY, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The fourth chapter discusses the "Peter Handke Affair," when the Austrian playwright had a major prize revoked after he attended Milosevic's funeral and recited a poem he had written in Milosevic's honor.
Language English.
Subject Socialism and the arts -- Yugoslavia -- History -- 20th century.
Performance art -- Political aspects -- Yugoslavia -- History -- 20th century.
Performance art -- Social aspects -- Yugoslavia -- History -- 20th century.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Performance art -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01057855
Socialism and the arts. (OCoLC)fst01123701
Yugoslavia. (OCoLC)fst01279262
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Jakovljevi, Branislav. Alienation effects. Ann Arbor ; University of Michigan Press, 2016 9780472053148 (DLC) 2016010864 (OCoLC)949986703
ISBN 9780472121984 (electronic bk.)
0472121987 (electronic bk.)
9780472900589 (electronic bk.)
0472900587 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000059397488
GBVCP 1008667242
GBVCP 865795894
GBVCP 869971514
GBVCP 1030561036

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